Mid October through mid November. A specialist on contemporary Greek music and literature and the author of the books The Road to Rembetika and Mikis Theodorakis, Gail Holst-Warhaft was a visiting Onassis scholar at the Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University mid- October though mid-November, 2009. Professor Holst-Warhaft lectured on Modern Greek poetry and music. October 22, 2009 "Rembetika: the Greek Blues," a lecture and performance by Gail Holst-Warhaft, accompanied by Paul Psarras and Anthony Catchatoorian, members of the local Bay Area band, Fotia. This visit was made possible by the generosity of the University Seminars Programs of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, USA.